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  • Kaepernick, 49ers teammate kneel during national anthem

    09/01/2016 9:10:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 11:54 PM EDT | Greg Beacham
    Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback’s preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression.Kaepernick and Reid dropped to one knee while a naval officer sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium. Kaepernick received scattered boos when he dropped to a knee, but the protest was otherwise unremarked by the San Diego crowd. The 49ers’ visit coincided with the annual Salute to the Military preseason game for the Chargers, who have strong fan support in their...
  • Public Prayer at Football Game Called 'Scandalous Outrage'

    12/12/2015 8:29:12 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 31 replies
    NBC 7 San Diego ^ | 12/5/2015 | Derek Togerson and Matt Rascon
    It's a scene football fans have seen hundreds of times, played out on countless fields: players kneeling hand in hand, united in prayer before doing battle on the gridiron. But one such scene in San Diego is sparking national debate. It unfolded Saturday before the Air Force Academy Falcons lost to the San Diego State Aztecs 27-24 in the Mountain West Conference Championship game at Qualcomm Stadium. Multiple players knelt to pray, something they do often with, at times, nearly the entire team. Mikey Winstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, said Air Force players participating in...
  • Qualcomm Stadium Provides Relief Amid the Fires (Boy Scouts set up over 500 tents)

    11/24/2007 7:37:47 PM PST · by Coleus · 10 replies · 142+ views
    nytimes ^ | October 23, 2007 | SOLOMON MOORE
    At Qualcomm Stadium, to which thousands of evacuees fled throughout the day Monday to escape approaching fires, the hazy and acrid air pinched the throat. Despite those reminders of the nearby inferno, the stadium seemed an oasis of order.  Hundreds of volunteers and city workers stacked up towers of pizza boxes, water bottles and blankets. Steaming cups of coffee were on offer as well as free massages and reflexology sessions.  A clown twisted balloons for children, several autism specialists were available to give parents of disabled children a break, and an electric guitarist jammed with his speaker turned low. -snip-Carl...
  • Civility Reigns at San Diego Stadium

    10/23/2007 6:58:00 AM PDT · by shbox · 38 replies · 118+ views
    FOX ^ | 10/23/2007 | SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press Writer
    Exerted.... "SAN DIEGO — Like Hurricane Katrina evacuees two years earlier in New Orleans, thousands of people rousted by natural disaster fled to the NFL stadium here, waiting out the calamity and worrying about their homes. The similarities ended there, as an almost festive atmosphere reigned at Qualcomm Stadium." "Bands belted out rock 'n' roll, lavish buffets served gourmet entrees, and massage therapists helped relieve the stress for those forced to flee their homes because of wildfires." "At Qualcomm, thousands of tents, many set up by relief organizations, provided temporary roofs, while hundreds of people slept on open-air cots. Some...
  • CA: State stadium measure advances - State measure has potential to benefit Chargers, other clubs

    06/23/2005 9:32:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 353+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 6/23/05 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – State lawmakers are no longer sitting on the sidelines as the San Diego Chargers scramble to build a $450 million stadium under the city's haunting fiscal cloud. Legislation to create a state bonding authority that could help the Chargers secure tax-free financing for a new home is on a steady march through the Legislature and to the governor's desk. Where that home might be has been a matter of speculation in recent years. While the Chargers insist they want to stay in San Diego, the prospect of moving north has added intrigue to their quest for a new...